Thiruvananthapuram sources have stated that the Kerala government today said 420 people died and over 22 lakh persons were affected by various kinds of fever in the state since January. Meanwhile the Health Minister KK Shylaja informed the state Assembly that of the total deaths due to fever, 74 people died due to H1N1 and 24 persons to dengue.
Meanwhile when replying to a notice seeking adjournment motion by Congress led UDF opposition over the issue and she said climate change and unprecedented variations in temperature level were among reasons that caused the fever to spread. She added that besides H1N1 and dengue, rat fever and cholera have also been reported in the state. A cholera death was reported in Pathanamthitta district and three cholera cases had been detected among migrant laborers in Kozhikode.
Moreover the Opposition leader Mr. Ramesh Chennithala alleged that the government had failed to take up any pre-monsoon sanitation drive and that led to the spurt in fever cases in the state. He said if necessary, the state should seek the assistance of medical experts from the Centre to tackle the situation.
Koppolu Satyanarayana ended his life by hanging himself Sources have stated that senior BJP leader from Chirala in Prakasam district Koppolu Satyanarayana ended his life by hanging from the ceiling of his house. The incident, which occurred in Sampathnagar under Kothapeta panchayat of Vetapalem mandal, has sent shockwaves among the party workers, friends and relatives.
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